Sophomore track and field athlete hoping to represent Norway in 2016 Olympics

Katrine Haarklau will choose between the heptathlon and the pole vault at season's end.

Missouri women's golf struggles on the final day of the SEC Championship

The Tigers finished their first conference tournament in the conference in last, finishing in 14th place after a tough Sunday for the team.

Nicole Hudson's two home runs propel Missouri softball past LSU

Missouri beats LSU 3-2 to win the game and the series in Baton Rouge.

Mississippi River's crests approaching in several towns in Midwest

In some areas from the Quad Cities south to near St. Louis, water reached 10 to 12 feet above flood stage.

Missouri S&T chancellor crusades for more women in science

Cheryl Schrader, 50, took the top job at Missouri S&T in April 2012, the 21st leader at a 143-year-old school that began as the Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy and from 1963 through 2007 was known as the University of Missouri-Rolla.

Head for the Cure 5K benefits Brain Tumor Trials Collaborative

Runners converged on Cherry Street for the Head for the Cure 5K on Sunday morning.


FROM READERS: MU graduate learned value of public service from military experience

Jim Weber, a 1963 graduate of Jefferson City High School, believes that one of the most profound lessons he has gleaned from his time in service is the importance of being a "servant-oriented individual."

Boston police commissioner: Bombers likely sought more attacks

Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis told CBS' "Face the Nation" that authorities found an arsenal of homemade explosives after a gun battle between police and the suspects in the Boston suburb of Watertown early Friday.


Royals sweep doubleheader against Red Sox

Ervin Santana pitched seven strong innings and the Kansas City Royals ended Boston's seven-game winning streak with a 4-2 win over the Red Sox in the opener of a day-night doubleheader on Sunday.

Missouri lawmaker seeks penalty for smoking bans

The measure would require cities and counties to give local school districts property and sales tax revenue they get from businesses affected by tobacco restrictions.

114 barges break free near St. Louis; bridge apparently undamaged

The U.S. Coast Guard says 114 barges broke free Saturday night from where they were docked in south St. Louis County. Four struck the Jefferson Barracks Bridge.

Missouri House panel to probe state welfare contract

Shifting people off welfare and onto disability could save Missouri money because the federal government pays the entire cost of disability payments, while it pays only a portion of the state's welfare program.

Missouri lawmakers consider public-defender changes

Legislation approved last week by the Missouri House would require the public defender system to contract out for private attorneys to handle misdemeanors, traffic cases, probation or parole violations and the two lowest categories of felonies.

Kratz goes deep to lead Phillies past Cardinals

The Phillies beat the Cardinals 7-3 on Sunday night.

McGinn scores twice as Avalanche beat Blues

The Colorado Avalanche beat the St. Louis Blues 5-3 on Sunday.

Missouri men's basketball gets a commitment from guard Shane Rector

Point guard Shane Rector, a three-star recruit from Kent, Conn., is 6-feet tall and 170 pounds.


Boston Marathon bomb suspect hospitalized under heavy guard

There was no immediate word on when Dzhokhar Tsarnaev might be charged and what those charges would be.

Missouri softball team's errors, lack of offense prove fatal in loss to LSU

Missouri fielders committed five errors while its batters were held to two hits in an 8-0 loss to LSU.

Missouri defense stays step ahead of offense in Black & Gold game

Missouri's defense dominated the final scrimmage of the spring, but that wasn't enough to excite the 18,384 fans in attendance. 

GUEST COMMENTARY: Senate goes rogue, lobby given too much power on gun bill vote

The Senate voted against the Manchin-Toomey amendment, which proposed that "all individuals who should be prohibited from buying a firearm are listed in the National Instant Criminal Background Check System."